The accommodation is perfect if you want to be centrally based in Tunbridge Wells for visiting and/or working. It is detached, fully self-contained and has the advantage of having a pretty secluded private courtyard garden for relaxing and alfresco eating.
It is excellent accommodation if you are attending a wedding in the area e.g. The Spa Hotel, Salomons or The Beacon
* THE SPACE:
The historic town of Tunbridge Wells is situated on the outskirts of Kent near the borders of East Sussex. Surrounding countryside is full of exciting places to visit.
The Stables has recently been renovated. Whilst keeping all of the original features of this detached property, including beams and stone walls it has a contemporary feel but is also cosy. Quality materials have been used throughout such as: solid oak doors with pewter door furniture, oak flooring downstairs, hand-painted kitchen units.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is fully equipped with, Bosch microwave/conventional oven with grill (electric), three ringed gas hob, SMEG toaster and kettle, fridge with small freezer box, Bosch dish washer, extractor fan and full use of pots and pans should you wish to cook. Please help yourself to tea and coffee, jams and any sauces you may see in the cupboards.
UTILITY: In the small utility room by the back door, there is an iron and ironing board along with a Miele washing machine (please use with care). Hairdryer is also provided kept under the chest of drawers in master bedroom.
LINEN: One set of towels per person is provided in the bathroom.
MEDIA: There is a smart television in the lounge which has access to Netflix, and full wifi is included. If using Netflix please use “Guest” account. There is also a sound system on the bottom shelf of the sideboard. This Megaboom system works off your bluetooth.
DINING AREA/OFFICE SPACE: There is a dining table in the kitchen area which can seat up to x6 guests. This table can also be used as an office space - extra extension leads can be provided for PC/laptop connection
BEDROOM SPACE: The accommodation can sleep up to 6 guests at a pinch. This is arranged as follows:
- Master bedroom - kingsize bed x2 guests
- Second bedroom - sofa bed x2 guests (a travel cot is available)
- Lounge - sofa bed x2 guests
However, the second bedroom is small so it is possibly better as single occupancy. Should you wish to use either of the sofa beds, advance notice would need to be given and an additional charge of £10 pp per night would be charged.
CLEANING: There is no charge for cleaning upon vacating the property. However, should you wish to have additional cleaning or towels and linen during your stay, this can be arranged at an extra cost. I do ask, for health, hygiene and safety reasons (because of COVID) that you strip your own beds and place dirty linen and towels in the laundry bag provided hanging on the back of the bathroom door. Please place this down in the kitchen upon vacating the property.
* GUEST ACCESS:
Guests will have full access to the entire property. As this is my own home, please be mindful that some of my personal things will be in situ. I will of course make available space for guests' clothes.
Please keep garden gate shut at all times as this acts as extra security for the property. Keys will be provided in a secure key safe on the outside wall of courtyard garden if I do If the latter is the case, I will have someone be available for check-in/check-outs if required and to be on hand in the event of any questions. * OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: PARKING: Frog Lane is a narrow cobbled street on a hill, so there is no parking outside the property. There are however, paying carparks within walking distance and there is free parking about 10 minute walk away in . CAT: I do have a little rescue cat who is very shy but cuddly. He would love to meet you and would only like a little bowl of dried food and a stroke, but if this is a problem, he can go on vacation, it’s not a problem. COURTYARD GARDEN: I do have a lovely pretty courtyard garden, which if the weather is hot (especially at this time of year), as it faces south, I would ask that you please water the plants at the end of the day so that the garden stays healthy. It takes less than 10 minutes, which is a short period of time for the huge amount of pleasure it gives. I can show you how to do it upon check-in. If this is too much of a problem, I will need to ask a neighbour to do this - it will not disrupt your time as the hose is on the outside/street side of the property. SMOKING: There is a strict policy of "no smoking" within the property or courtyard garden. GUIDES: There are two guides to The Stables. - I have a small guide in a folder with a picture of the house on the front which gives you instructions on where things are and how to use certain appliances - the second is a COVID cleaning guide showing what and how the place has been deep cleaned and sanitised before your stay. Both of these can be found on the dining table. CLEANING - COVID-19: It is important to note that through these difficult times we have revisited our cleaning routine to make sure we’re doing what we can to protect ourselves and our guests. We have taken advice from Airbnb who have had insight and recommendations from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A copy of this document can be found in a prominent position in the instruction manual in the house. SANITISING: There are bacterial disinfectants, paper towels, microfibre clothes, bacterial wipes and hand sanitisers available for use by guests, but please do not remove from the property. WELCOME PACK: A welcome pack of basic groceries is provided to all guests.